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Quake: 1,500 homeless in Marche (2)

Most in Arquata del Tronto area

(ANSA) - Ascoli Piceno, August 24 - Some 1,500 people in Marche alone have been made homeless by Wednesday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 75 people, the regional cicil protection department said. Most of the homeless are in the municipality of Arquata del Tronto and the village of Pescara del Tronto, which was flattened. Almost all of them will be housed in tent camps which are being put up. The quake hit a mountain area straddling the borders of Lazio, Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo.


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